Come Join the Denver Bar Association’s Community Action Network and Make a Difference in the Denver Community!

By Robin Hoogerhyde

The Community Action Network (CAN) Committee is actively seeking new members to join its mission of serving the metro Denver community through service and fundraising activities. In years past, CAN hosted four annual drives supporting Denver charities: Toothbrushes for Tots, a drive collecting toothbrushes and other dental supplies for Kids in Need of Dentistry; Roll Out the Barrels, a food drive collecting supplies for Metro Caring; a School Supply Drive benefiting homeless students in Denver Public Schools; and Strikes for Tykes, a bowling event supporting Children’s Outreach Project, a nonprofit preschool center with therapeutic services. CAN also volunteers with various charities, including Project Angel Heart and Metro Caring.

Kris Reed, Sarah Millard and Arax Corn at Project Angel Heart.

Kris Reed, Sarah Millard and Arax Corn at Project Angel Heart.

In the coming months, CAN is committed to bringing more service project opportunities to the DBA. The Committee is considering trail rebuilding with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, tree planting for Arbor Day in April 2016 and return visits to both Project Angel Heart and Metro Caring.

In December, the CAN Committee will participate in a Young Lawyers Division happy hour event. Please consider coming out to meet all of the great YLD members and learn more about CAN’s mission to do good works in the Denver area.

You can find out more about the CAN Committee by joining the mailing list or by attending one of our meetings, held at noon on the third Tuesday of every month. Email Kate Schuster at to sign up for the meeting.

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Robin Hoogerhyde has been a member of the Colorado Bar since 2008. Her primary passions are fostering dachshunds and spending time with her husband. When she isn’t working at the Colorado Court of Appeals, you can find her playing in her backyard, running, or baking. She can be reached at

Previously posted on The Docket.